Mahabaleshwar is one of those places where you can go to relax after a long time of hard work. Get a suite room in a resort if you’re travelling with your family or a studio if you’re travelling alone. However, it does not mean that there is absolutely nothing to do in this beautiful hill station.
Best Time to visit Mahabaleshwar
Mahabaleshwar resides on the Western Ghats, the view while driving up the mountains is something so serene, it calms you down so wondrously, you can’t imagine. The magic of Mahabaleshwar is something that can be seen and felt. The best season to travel to Mahabaleshwar is summer, but one can visit here at any time of the year. It lets you escape the heat of the city that you belong to and lets you enjoy the pleasant weather of a hill station. You can also travel during Monsoons and winters. From June to August, sometimes extending to September there is a heavy downpour. If you love the romantic monsoon season, then do visit during this time, and you’d surely take wonderful memories with you for life. In October and November, the climate is cool and just about perfect.
Things I did in Mahabaleshwar
The weather is perfect in Mahabaleshwar and the place can be used to just relax, but there are other things you can do too!
Mapro Garden is not exactly in Mahabaleshwar, it lies on the Panchgani-Mahabaleshwar road. I visited the Mapro Garden while leaving Mahabaleshwar. It is one of the most beautiful factories, surrounded by flowers, and manufactures one of the most delicious Strawberry products. If you visit this place you need to have the Strawberry Ice-cream, even if you aren’t a fan of it. It had chunks of strawberry and a whipped cream, it is by far the most delicious dessert I have ever tasted. You can buy their products too, and trust me nothing beats their Fruit Crushes, Squashes, and Jams, Strawberry being the specialty.
Historical and beautiful! You know when you look at water and it just calms you down internally, that is what Venna Lake does. You look at it once and then you can’t stop looking at it because of its pacific quality. The best thing to do on Venna Lake is boat riding. Do not forget to splash water at your siblings or friends.
Sunset Point, also known as the Bombay Point is the most famous point and is always crowded. The sunset looks as holy as a halo. You can take amazing pictures here, I mean, the sun is known to improve picture quality now, isn’t it? Apart from that, there are a lot of food stalls nearby and you can also go horse riding!
There are other beautiful places in Mahabaleshwar, like Arthur’s Seat – a little too beautiful, Kate’s Point, 3 monkey point, you could also visit the Strawberry Farm. If you’re lucky, the workers might let you taste a strawberry for free. Another place you should visit is the Praptgadh Fort.
Staying in Mahabaleshwar
Finding cheap resorts or hotels in Mahabaleshwar is not easy, because Mahabaleshwar lives on its tourism business, but it is worth it. When I went to Mahabaleshwar, I lived in this Hotel called ‘Saket Plaza’, it was really good but the food was all vegetarian.
All in all, my experience in Mahabaleshwar was quite eventful, one cannot easily forget about this place.